March 10, 2012
The Grunion Run of 2012 has started! – If you can make it, it would be fun to attend the 8 pm Program at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, CA, for their Meet the Grunion Program followed by a visit to the beach to see these little fish for yourself! Here is more information about the program at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
What is a Grunion Run????? Grunions are little fish only found along the Southern California Coast and northern Baja California. There are all kinds of jokes about going to see the Grunion Run along various CA beaches because it happens late at night.
Here is a video from National Geographic:
Fish "Walks" on Beach to Spawn.
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March 30, 2010
The Orange County Register has the first articles that I’ve seen this year on the Grunion Run! Samantha Gowan’s blog article was posted on March 11th. Laylan Connelly’s blog article was posted March 29th. Here is a list of California Beaches where you might find the little spawning fish! You can also check out my other blogs for more Grunion information or the http://www.grunion.org site. Play this cute video of 5 year old Emily explaining what a grunion run is! The page has both windows and apple versions.
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July 14, 2009
Several people were interested in my last post about the Grunion Run, so here is an update on this year’s run from today’s Orange County Register. Vik Jolly interviewed Pepperdine University marine biologist Karen Martin, who has been keeping records of the Orange County grunion runs since 2004. Again, the take-away information is what us humans can do to not disturb nature at work. Here are several photos taken by Cheryl A. Guerrero for the OCR.
April 12, 2009
What is a Grunion Run????? Grunions are little fish only found along the Southern California Coast and northern Baja California. There are all kinds of jokes about going to see the Grunion Run along various CA beaches because it happens late at night. However, 2009 Grunion Night is a special event at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. There other fun activities on the calendar, too!
April 15, 2011
Whew! What a day at the track! It was great fun checking it all out. Tomorrow will be harder because we’ll be actually working in the grandstands for half a day – actually for both Saturday and Sunday. We escaped the warm weather and cooled down a bit by going through the Lifestyle Expo in the convention center. Then we were back in the sun for the rest of the day. Watching the cars is great but noisy! Here is a great video of what it’s like from inside a car going around the track!
The Grunion Gazette has a great pull-out section Special Edition with LOTS of info. The Grunion Gazette LB Grand Prix-View is also good reading. The Grand Prix homepage has all the latest news.
If you are in the area and want to check it out, here is the schedule (although it is noted that it is subject to change). PDF version is here.
Saturday from 8:55 – 9:20 a.m. Team Drifting Demonstration will be held. Grandpa Ron and I like to watch the drifting because we met some of the drivers two years ago. The Celebrity Race is also tomorrow from 11:40-12:40.
Ticket info is here. Almost all (if not all) the special value-added tickets have been sold out except for the Paddock Club, which is operated by the Committee of 300. Once fans are inside the circuit, they can get day tickets for the Paddock Club.
It’s time to get to sleep in preparation for the rest of the weekend! What fun!
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